Toyota and Aurora team up to create self-driving taxisFebruary 14, 2021
There is also a third member in this union – Denso, which is considered one of the world’s largest manufacturers of auto components.
Many automakers today are focusing their resources on developing autonomous cars. This segment has huge potential in the future, so you need to earn points now. At the same time, companies are often looking for partners to combine professional experience and resources. So the process of creating drones is faster and less expensive.
For example, Toyota has announced a partnership with Aurora. This firm specializes in creating autonomous vehicles. Japanese auto parts supplier Denso will also contribute to the common cause. The partners are going to build and test cars with Driver autonomous control system together. The technology was developed by Aurora.
The first Toyota model to receive the new equipment will be the Toyota Sienna minivan. Over time, the experiment will develop into a whole service of unmanned taxis. The experimental vehicle fleet is going to be formed by the end of this year.
At the same time, thanks to partnership with the division of labor, the parties will be able to make this service massive.
For example, Denso will take over the development of transport telematics components.
Earlier it became known that Apple is looking for a partner for the production of its first electric car. Previously, KIA and Hyundai were considered the main contenders, but negotiations with them fell through.
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